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Kickstart This: Inspiring Webseries 'That's So Crazy It Just Might Work'

That's So Crazy It Just Might Work

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool and interesting crowdfunding projects that need your help to become a reality. Today we're changing things up and highlighting an inspiring webseries called That's So Crazy It Just Might Work, which focuses on real people who have gone against the grain and achieved something incredible and unique even when all the signs pointed to failure. It's an ongoing story of following dreams in the face of insane odds, and this should serve as an inspiration to everyone. Take a look below and donate if you can.

 Posted September 3 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Vidgame Doc 'Man vs Snake' on 1st Billion Point Score

Man vs Snake Doc

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool and interesting crowdfunded projects that need your help to become a reality. Today, we're heading back into the world of documentaries and shining a light on Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler. It tells the story of the video game called Nibbler, the first billion-point video game score, and the man who remarkably reached that milestone who's named Tim McVey (no, not that one). Take a look at the pitch below, leave us a comment with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate.

 Posted August 24 in Docs, Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Jeff Frost's Mesmerizing Time Lapse Art 'Modern Ruin'

Modern Ruin

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool and interesting crowdfunded indie projects that need your help to become a reality. We've highlighted a lot of narrative features and short films in the history of this column, but there have rarely been times when a film project's visuals have truly blown me away. Jeff Frost's Modern Ruin: White Hole has done just that, and if you're a fan of photography or appreciate visual storytelling, you will probably dig this one. Take a look at his amazing pitch video below and don't forget to donate if you can.

 Posted August 18 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: 'Paperback' Comedy From Writer/Director of 'New Low'

Paperback Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool and interesting indie projects that need your help to become a reality. We often feature shorts in this column, but today I'd like to turn your attention to a feature film called Paperback, a story of a guy who meets the girl of his dreams, but discovers an obstacle stands in the way of them being together. It's a tale of romance, and it happens to be a comedy, but it sounds like it's far from your typical "romantic comedy." Take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment, and don't forget to donate if you can.

 Posted August 9 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Short Party Film 'The Deal' From 'Much Ado' Producer

The Deal Short Film - Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we'd like to turn your attention to a short film project called The Deal, which takes an intriguing look at what happens when a group of estranged friends meet at a party and discover their old dynamic isn't exactly the way they remembered. There's a hint of menace here that makes it seem more memorable than your standard reunion story, so read on for more, take a look at their pitch, leave a comment, and don't forget to donate if you can.

 Posted August 2 in Indies, Kickstart This, Short Film | Comments

Kickstart This: Documentary 'Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra'

Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. We're back after a week off due to the craziness of Comic-Con, but this week, we want to turn your attention to a documentary project called Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra, which follows the nerdy-looking guy who managed to score the much-coveted job of kissing supermodel Bar Rafeli in that famous Super Bowl commercial earlier this year. Check out the documentary team's pitch video below, tell us your thoughts, and don't forget to donate.

 Posted July 26 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Latino Review's Chase Thriller 'Breakneck' Set in NYC

Breakneck

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to turn your attention to a project being developed by our friends at Latino Review. If you've been a longtime follower of the movie blogging game, you'll definitely recognize the swagger-ific scoopster El Mayimbe, who's been a thorn in the side of Marvel for years. He and his team are working on a NYC-set thriller called Breakneck, and it's definitely worth supporting. Watch the pitch video, tell us your thoughts and don't forget to donate.

 Posted July 12 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: British Indie Short Film 'Dog' Full of Kung Fu Action

Dog Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're spotlighting an interesting independent short film project from the UK called Dog. It's a drama with strong Hong Kong action influences about a gangster-type named Dog who viciously beats people with a wok spoon (!), and they need some help to make their fight sequences even better. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks. Check this out!

 Posted July 1 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

James Mangold Talks Genre, Themes and Reality of 'The Wolverine'

James Mangold / Hugh Jackman The Wolverine

In the middle of April, I was invited to join a few other bloggers on a visit to the 20th Century Fox lot to check out the edit bay of James Mangold's upcoming superhero movie The Wolverine. But we ended up with something way cooler: Mangold himself took us to a private theater on to show us the first 20 minutes of the film, and then he spoke with us for a solid half hour about everything Wolverine fans could want to hear. While the (still unfinished) footage didn't quite convince me, Mangold's passionate description of his take on Logan definitely has me excited to see The Wolverine when it hits theaters next month. More below!

 Posted June 25 in Feat, Hype, Interview | Comments

Kickstart This: Giant Robot Prison Guard Goes Berserk in 'Goliath'

Goliath Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're taking a look at a new science fiction short called Goliath, which features a 12-foot-tall robot that guards a prison with a gang problem. There are a lot of people involved with this who have some very impressive credits to their names - from Peter Jackson's King Kong to AMC's "Breaking Bad" - so take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks. Watch!

 Posted June 21 in Indies, Kickstart This, SciFi | Comments

Kickstart This: Spielbergian Time Travel Comedy 'Double Trouble'

Double Trouble

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're featuring a throwback to the Spielbergian movies of the 80s & 90s, a science fiction time travel comedy called Double Trouble. It comes from a talented duo of Swedish filmmakers, André Hedetoft & Andreas Climent (whose work we've featured on the site before), so take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks to support indie filmmaking. Watch!

 Posted June 14 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: 5 Second Films' Feature-Length 1980s-Style Slasher

Dude Bro Massacre 3

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're featuring a ridiculous new horror project influenced by slasher horror movies from the 1980s called Dude Bro Party Massacre 3. It's the first feature-length (horror) movie from the folks at 5 Second Films, who you likely know from their quick comedy videos they've been making every day for the last five years. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can. Check it!

 Posted June 7 in Horror, Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Awesome Practical FX Creature Film 'Harbinger Down'

Harbinger Down

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're taking a look at "a film that utilizes and celebrates practical creature effects" called Harbinger Down. This project comes from the folks at Amalgamated Dynamics and promises a tense, claustrophobic thriller in the vein of Alien and The Thing. The best part? They'll only use practical animatronic and makeup effects to create the film's creatures. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave us a comment, and donate if you can. Watch this!

 Posted May 19 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Fantasy Short Film 'Delve' Blends Magic and Science

Delve - Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to turn your attention to a fantasy short film project called Delve. Combining elements of magic, science, and sci-fi, this ambitious short utilizes awesome production designs, some cool practical costume pieces, and even an elaborate CG dragon who becomes a main character in the story. But they need our help. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave us a comment, and don't forget to donate a few bucks if you can. Check this out!

 Posted May 3 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

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